Abitur, Gymnasium, 1972. Doctor of Medicine, University Hamburg, 1979. Bachelor in Sociology, University Hamburg, 1988.
Attendent, Clinics Psychiatry/Neurobiology, 1981-1986; psychiatric consultant, Marienkrankenhaus, Hamburg, Germany, 1986-1988; vice department chairman psychiatry, Lubeck (Germany) U., 1988; associate professor psychiatry, Lubeck (Germany) U., since 1994.
Captain German Military, 1980-1981. Member German Society Psychiatrists, German Society Biological Psychiatry, German College Psychosomatic Medicine, Europe Association Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics.
Son of Dieter and Hannelore (Kahl) A.;m. Renate Gander, July 19, 1986. Children: Johannes, Christoph, Benjamin.